The course proposed is a half day or full day in duration and begins with a briefing and objective setting session; this also provides the opportunity for drivers to offer any specific concerns relating to their general driving or any of the course content.
Setting the scene for any training course is of paramount importance and this particular briefing will cover the reasons for the course which may include the trainee’s driving performance or may be as part of a company’s H&S policy.
As with all our practical training courses, this course includes a pre course RED Driver Profile (on-line RDP) and post training, a full course report will be e-mailed directly to the participant and course administrator as required.
This ensures that full H&S Duty of Care responsibilities are covered.
Any suitable UK location
Half Day 09:00 – 12:30 or 13:00 – 16:30 Full Day 09:00 – 16:30
The practical training course is a driver awareness course designed to influence a driver’s attitude and behavior and improve competence. It will increase a driver’s safety margins, provide awareness of speed limits and compliance, encourage a more pro-active approach behind the wheel and provide a practical update on the Highway Code. At the end of the course each driver will have a better understanding of the driving task involved on today’s roads, be better equipped to deal with the pressures and distractions encountered with work-related driving, be more informed and make improved driving decisions thus reducing the driving risk.
The session starts with a short assessment drive to identify each driver’s strengths and weaknesses. These are then discussed and new techniques suggested with the advantages to each driver. A demonstration drive (subject to confirmation of insurance cover) with commentary, by the trainer then follows to illustrate these advantages and help identify key risk areas. Drivers are each given the opportunity to apply the new techniques with training tailored to achieve their personal and course objectives including;
– Developing the driver’s expertise in managing the high risk environment of urban driving and reducing the likelihood of being involved in a preventable driving incident.
– Other road types will also be covered depending on the geographical location of the training session and the driver’s personal needs.
– The coaching session will develop the perceptual skills outlined in the presentation and to provide ample opportunities to explore the principles of keeping space, identifying risk and keeping visible and communicating with other road users.
More comprehensive training on areas identified for maximum risk reduction follows, including manoeuvring and reversing.
Any driver who requires ‘Standard’ driver training who may need additional help with any area of driving skills, to include parking and manoeuvring in light commercial or large goods vehicles.
Any driver who is using an unfamiliar vehicle, example a driver moving up from a car to a van (LCV) or LCV to LGV and requires training / assessment in the vehicle.
A full and detailed report will be produced post training / assessment for the driver and manager.
We are pleased to have proud partnerships with some great UK fleet businesses, large and small, and have a reputation for delivering precisely what the customer wants.
Whatever your driver risk and fleet safety need, RED Corporate Driver Training can deliver – with a comprehensive range from licence checking to online assessments and e-learning, to on-road training, off-road (4×4) training and even HGV licence acquisition we can help.
All of our driver training is underpinned with our digital platform, SafetyFirst, to allow any fleet customer to easily keep control of and manage their fleet drivers and associated vehicle compliance efficiently and effectively.
With dedicated training facilities at Donington in the heart of the UK, and with the ability to come to your location anywhere in the country via a network of professional fleet driver trainers, RED can help you manage risk, save money, save lives, and protect your reputation.